CHINA SEMINAR 36th Year as of 2009 a forum of FRIENDS OF EAST-WEST CENTER
Founding convener: D. W. Y. Kwok a 501C non-profit organization
Friends of East-West Center cordially invites you to the Fall 2013 sessions of the
Thursday, 14 November 2013, 12 noon
Maple Garden Restaurant, 909 Isenberg Street, Honolulu
Why Are The Chinese Investing Overseas And Is Hawaii Benefiting From These?
Betty Hoang Brow
China is growing in wealth and power and is projected to overtake the U.S. in GDP in the 2020’s. The Chinese government is actively encouraging both state-owned and privately-owned enterprises and individuals to seek overseas investments and the U.S. is increasingly a destination for Chinese investments. However, by all accounts, Hawaii is being by-passed by the Chinese investors in favor of cities like LA, SF, NY and Houston. The speaker will discuss the importance for Hawaii businesses to understand the reasons for the Chinese seeking overseas investments in order to better position Hawaii to attract these investments.
Betty Brow is the EVP of the International Banking Division at BOH, with a focus on China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Philippines and S.E. Asia. Betty started her career with the US Postal Service and later served as a diplomat at US embassies in Moscow and Beijing. Betty then spent 20 years in Hong Kong working for Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan-Chase), Banker’s Trust (Deutsche Bank), and International Bank of Asia (Fubon Bank), in commercial, investment and retail banking. After her return to the US, she worked for ASB before joining BOH in 2007. Born in Vietnam, Betty has lived in India, France, Russia, China, and Hong Kong. She currently serves on the boards of many non-profit organizations, including the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce (current President of both), the Advisory Board of the African-American Diversity Cultural Center (current Chairwoman), the EWC Foundation, the YWCA of Oahu, the Girl Scouts of Hawaii, PAAC, etc.
• The seminar is $20.00 for Friends of the East-West Center members, EWC and UH students and $25.00 for non-members with luncheon served after the talk. Payment may be made in advance or at the door. Checks should be made payable to Friends of the East-West Center. Reservations are taken first-come, first-served.
• Please return the form below by mail or by fax. [Telephone reservations cannot be taken] Reservations must reach us by noon of the day before (November 14). Changes cannot be accommodated thereafter.
• No-shows please honor your reservation with payment.
Please reserve______place(s) for the November 14, 2013 meeting of the CHINA SEMINAR.
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China Seminar, Friends of the East-West Center
1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848
fax: 944-7376 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, call 944-7111 & speak w/Ms. Deanna O'Brien
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